The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

Titre : The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Auteur : Russell Miller
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781407093086
Libération : 2010-06-22

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As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, 'the world's most famous man who never was', Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favourite writers; his work is read with affection - and sometimes obsession - the world over. Writer, doctor, cricketer, public figure and family man, his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh, with the mental illness of his artistically gifted but alcoholic father casting a shadow over his early life. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until his Sherlock Holmes stories became a publishing phenomenon and propelled him to worldwide fame. Whilst he enjoyed the celebrity Holmes brought him, he also felt that the stories kept him from more serious work. Beyond his writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would ultimately damage his reputation. During his lifetime Conan Doyle wrote more than 1,500 letters to members of his family, most notably his mother, revealing his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes: Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence. The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle also makes use of the writer's personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw fully on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material. Told with panache, The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle is an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure and an outstanding literary biograhy.

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

Titre : The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Auteur : Russell Miller
Éditeur : Macmillan
ISBN-13 : 9780312378974
Libération : 2008-12-09

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Draws on newly released documents and untapped archives to profile the Sherlock Holmes creator's contradictory character, from his support of Spiritualism beliefs and seeming preference for sports over writing to his rejection of Catholicism and repeated efforts to kill off his famous fictional detective. 20,000 first printing.

The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle

Titre : The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle
Auteur : Russell Miller
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9780436206139
Libération : 2008

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As the creator of Sherlock Holmes, 'the world's most famous man who never was', Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of our favourite writers; his work is read with affection - and sometimes obsession - the world over. Writer, doctor, cricketer, public figure and family man, his life was no less fascinating than his fiction. Conan Doyle grew up in relative poverty in Edinburgh, with the mental illness of his artistically gifted but alcoholic father casting a shadow over his early life. He struggled both as a young doctor and in his early attempts to sell short stories, having only limited success until his Sherlock Holmes stories became a publishing phenomenon and propelled him to worldwide fame. Whilst he enjoyed the celebrity Holmes brought him, he also felt that the stories kept him from more serious work. Beyond his writing, Conan Doyle led a full life, participating in the Boer War, falling in love with another woman while his wife was dying of tuberculosis, campaigning against injustice, and converting to Spiritualism, a move that would ultimately damage his reputation. During his lifetime Conan Doyle wrote more than 1,500 letters to members of his family, most notably his mother, revealing his innermost thoughts, fears and hopes: Russell Miller is the first biographer to have been granted unlimited access to Conan Doyle's private correspondence.The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doylealso makes use of the writer's personal papers, unseen for many years, and is the first book to draw fully on the Richard Lancelyn Green archive, the world's most comprehensive collection of Conan Doyle material. Told with panache,The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyleis an unprecedentedly full portrait of an enduringly popular figure.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Titre : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Auteur : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486115085
Libération : 2012-05-04

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Literature's greatest detective team investigates a dozen of their best-known cases, including "The Speckled Band," "The Red-Headed League," The Five Orange Pips," and "A Scandal in Bohemia."

Memories and Adventures

Titre : Memories and Adventures
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 9781108044042
Libération : 2012-02-16

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First published in 1923, this autobiography explores Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's life from his school years to literary success and beyond.

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Titre : Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Auteur : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015049217741
Libération : 1892

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Presenting 12 tales starring the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, this 1892 book is Arthur Conan Doyle's first short-story collection. The mystery compilation includes some of Holmes's finest cases with his dutiful sidekick, Doctor Watson, most notably "A Scandal in Bohemia," in which Holmes matches wits with the crafty former lover of a European king. Also featured is "The Adventure of the Red-Headed League," a study in misdirection that unfolds to become a much larger scheme. The stories, initially published in the Strand Magazine, are essential reading for Holmes fans.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Titre : The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Arcadia Press
ISBN-13 : 9788822838629
Libération : 2016-09-02

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. It was first published on 14 October 1892; the individual stories had been serialised in The Strand Magazine between June 1891 and July 1892. The stories are not in chronological order, and the only characters common to all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson. The stories are related in first-person narrative from Watson's point of view.

The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Titre : The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Hachette UK
ISBN-13 : 9780751556094
Libération : 2014-02-06

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An absolute must-have for Sherlock Holmes fans, this collection is a treasure trove of little-known pieces and rarities featuring the world's most famous detective, gathered by expert Peter Haining. Collated with extensive notes and background material, the collection includes twelve unmissable works by Arthur Conan Doyle, ranging from short stories and plays to parodies, poems and commentaries. Haining's appendices add some very rare material, including a revealing interview with Conan Doyle about his inspiration for Holmes - and his reasons for killing him off. This is an outstanding compilation.

The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Titre : The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Auteur : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Modern Library
ISBN-13 : 9780307808516
Libération : 2011-11-09

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From “A Scandal in Bohemia,” in which Sherlock Holmes is famously outwitted by a woman, the captivating Irene Adler, to “The Five Orange Pips,” in which the master detective is pitted against the Ku Klux Klan, to “The Final Problem,” in which Holmes and his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, face each other in a showdown at the Reichenbach Falls, the stories that appear in The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes bear witness to the flowering of author Arthur Conan Doyle’s genius. “The plain fact,” the celebrated mystery writer Vincent Starrett asserted, “is that Sherlock Holmes is still a more commanding figure in the world than most of the warriors and statesmen in whose present existence we are invited to believe.”

Sherlock The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures

Titre : Sherlock The Essential Arthur Conan Doyle Adventures
Auteur : Arthur Conan Doyle
Éditeur : Random House
ISBN-13 : 9781473528703
Libération : 2015-11-12

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The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a whole new generation of fans to Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective. In this unique collection, Sherlock co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have selected their all-time favourite Sherlock Holmes adventures, providing readers a curated masterclass in crime fiction. Each of these nineteen tales, from Sherlock’s first appearance in A Study in Scarlet to the late classic The Dying Detective, is a potent mix of murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings, and revenge – a ground-breaking combination of forensic science and bold storytelling. Sherlock Holmes established new rules for what a fictional hero could be, and provided a template for detective stories we still follow today. With introductions by Steven and Mark for each story, this beautifully designed collection is the perfect introduction to the world of Sherlock Holmes and the ultimate gift for fans of the show it inspired. The selected stories: A Study In Scarlet The Sign of Four A Scandal in Bohemia The Red-Headed League A Case of Identity The Man with the Twisted Lip The Blue Carbuncle The Speckled Band Silver Blaze The Yellow Face The Musgrave Ritual The Greek Interpreter The Final Problem The Hound of the Baskervilles The Empty House Charles Augustus Milverton The Bruce-Partington Plans The Devil’s Foot The Dying Detective